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Silverio Achieves Self-Sufficiency 600 541 CVillacorte

Silverio Achieves Self-Sufficiency

Silverio, 62, was in a halfway house on parole when the Measure H-funded LA:Rise employment program connected him to services through Southeast LA (SELA) America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC) in Huntington Park and the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)…

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A Home for Ariana and Her Baby 600 541 CVillacorte

A Home for Ariana and Her Baby

After transitioning out of the foster care system, Ariana, 20, experienced homelessness with her one-year old daughter. LACDA helped her locate a home in the Lancaster area, and she was able to complete the move-in process within a week –…

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The Alvarado Brings Hope to Homeless Families 600 541 CVillacorte

The Alvarado Brings Hope to Homeless Families

Families experiencing homelessness will soon find a safe haven at The Alvarado, Los Angeles County’s latest Homekey property, set to begin accepting residents next month. Located  near MacArthur Park in the Westlake District of Los Angeles, The Alvarado is a…

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Learn and Earn with Careers for a Cause 600 541 CVillacorte

Learn and Earn with Careers for a Cause

Another class has graduated from a Los Angeles County program that allows people to learn and earn. Careers for a Cause is an 8-week training program that connects LA County residents with lived life experiences such as homelessness, justice system…

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Manuel Moves Up 600 541 CVillacorte

Manuel Moves Up

Manuel, 30, became homeless after fleeing a rundown East LA “trap house” with gang activity. “There was no running water nor electricity, let alone gas. It was hot in the summers and cold in the winters to the point that…

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LA County Funds Solutions Amid Homeless Emergency 600 541 CVillacorte

LA County Funds Solutions Amid Homeless Emergency

Four weeks after declaring a local emergency on homelessness, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $609.7 million budget for the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative for fiscal year 2023-24, the largest investment in any given year to date to…

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Federal Funding Tackles Visible Concentrated Homelessness 600 541 CVillacorte

Federal Funding Tackles Visible Concentrated Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) granted the LA Continuum of Care (LA CoC) $60 million ($20 million over three years) – the maximum amount under this grant – to address unsheltered homelessness throughout the LA region.…

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Homeless Count Sheds Light on Scope of Crisis 600 541 CVillacorte

Homeless Count Sheds Light on Scope of Crisis

Thousands of volunteers fanned out across 4,000 square miles of Los Angeles County on January 24-26 to conduct the 2023 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. This annual point-in-time census is essential to learning where people experiencing homelessness are located, trends…

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LA County Declares State of Emergency on Homelessness 600 541 CVillacorte

LA County Declares State of Emergency on Homelessness

 The Board of Supervisors proclaimed a Local Emergency for Homelessness in the County of Los Angeles. The motion’s authors, Supervisors Lindsey Horvath and Kathryn Barger, said that “proclaiming a local emergency to address this critical crisis will provide the…

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Call for Volunteers on Homeless Count 600 541 CVillacorte

Call for Volunteers on Homeless Count

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) announced an array of updates on how it conducts the annual Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. For the 2023 Homeless Count, LAHSA is taking lessons learned from last year and the best practices…

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